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APPROVE~ FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-R~P82-00850R0003000600'10-'1 ~ . . liie 3~ ~ . `SL~ ' i 97.~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ . ~ . ~ ~F~~ ~ - - ~ ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 FOR OFFI('IAL USE ONLY JPRS L/9429 8 December 1980 Woridvvide ~e ort - p NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS (FOUO 51 /80) , FBIS FOREIGN BROADCAST IIdFORMATION SERVICE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 NOTE ~ JPRS publications contain information primarily from foreign , newspapers, periodicals and books, but also from news agency transmissions and broadcasts. Marerials from foreign-language sources are translated; those from English-language sources are transcribed or reprinted, with the original phrasing and other characteristics retained. 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APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 ~ FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY = JPRS L/9429 8 December 1980 WORLDWIDE KEPORT NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS (FOUO 51/80) _ CONTENTS _ - As ~ BURMA Briefs Drug Suppression 1 Heroin Dealer Jailed 1 Woman Drug Dealer Imprisoned 1 Opium Possesser Arrested 1 - Rewards to Informers 2 Heroin Addict Arrested 2 Heroin SeiZed in Kemmendine 2 l~bn State Stippression Drive 2 HONG KONG ' Report Says 1979 Successful Year in Antidrug Fight (SOUTH QiINA MOHI~tING POST, 8 Nov 80) . . . . . . 3 = Canfiscatian of Assets Used in Drug Trade Considered (SOUTH (~iINA MORNING POST, 8 Nov 80) 4 i~~EW ZEALAND NORML Urges End to Prohibitions on Cannabis Use (THE PRESS, 2 Oct 80) 5 - Briefs Heroin Importation Charge 6 _ Sentences Almost Weekly 6 U.S. Antidrug Campaigner 6 PAKI STAN Briefs - Opium Seized ~ - a - [III - WW - 138 FOUO] - FOR 0~'FICIAL USE OtYLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY SRI LANKA Co lombo Emerges as Trade Center fo r Gan j a (Ranil Weerasinghe; WEEKEND, 9 Nov 80) ....................oo... 8 - Briefs In ternational Drug Racket 11 THAILA*1D Number of Heroin Addicts on Rise - (DAO SIAM, 26 Sep 80)...........~ 12 Opium Trafficking Networks Described (Withun; SI~4M RAT, 29 Sep 80) 13 . LATIN AME RI CA BOLIVIA Interior Minister Comments on Drug Trafficking (Radio Illimani Network, 20 Nov 80) 17 - Notes Lechin Statements Talks of Suing Publications Crop Diversification Project Officidlly Inaugurated (PRESENCIA, 23 Oct 80) ......................................o. 18 - B RAZI L Rio Governor Creates Task Force To Combat Drugs (0 GLOBO, 8 Oct 80) .................................o~......... 20 ~ Ring Transporting Cocaine From Bolivia to Rio Disbanded (0 GLOBO, 15 Oct 80) 21 - Poiice n~_~?~antle Drug Storage Facilit_y in Southern Zone (0 GLOBO~ i~ nrt 80) ..............o............................ 22 Drug Depot _ - Depot Dismantled - Pardon Proposed for Youths Arrested LJith Small Amount of Drugs - (0 GLOBO, 10 Oct 80) 25 Briefs _ Drug Traffic.ker Sentenced 26 Colombia~~ Traffickers Sen~enced 26 _ - b - FOR OFEICIAL tPSE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 ~ ~ FOR OFFI CIAL US E ONLY (~i I LE Briefs - Cocaine Laboratory 27 , Drug Traffickers Arrested 2~ COLOMBIA ' Clandestine .~.irfields To Be Destroyed (EL ESPECTADOR, 8 Sep 80) 28 Woman 'M~ile' Seized at El Ibrad~ With Marihuana (EL TIEMPO, 10 Sep 80) 29 Cocaine Traffickers Seized at Airport (EL ESPECTADOR, 8 Oct 80) 31 Bad Week for Traffickers Anno~ced - (EL ESPECTADOR, 11 Oct 80) 34 Briefs Cocaine Traffickers, Laboratories Seized 36 DAS Raids 36 Panamanian Registry Ship Seize3 3n - Guaviare Drug 37 Marihuana Field in Guachaca 37 MEXICO Government Secretariat Representative Releases Jailed Traffickers (EL MANANA, 9 Oct 80) 38 Officials Criticized for Handling of Pill Trafficking Case (EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NEGRAS, 2 Oct 8Q) 40 Federal Judicial Police Seize Pills, Arrest Trafficker (EL MANANA, 11 Oct 80) 42 Marihuana Plantation Destroyed on Sinaloa-Nayarit Border (EL SOL DE SINALOA, 8 Oct 80)...~ 44 B riefs Marihuana Traffickers Sentenced 45 Large Marihuan a Shipment Seized 45 Eight Marihuana Traffickers Jailed 46 PERU = PIP Destroys Narcotic Bands, Seizes Drugs, Cash - (LA PRENSA, 17 Oct 8~J), 47 ~ - c - FOR OFF7CIAL TiSR ONTY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA I RAN = Overall Social Ills ~f Drug Addi~tion Analyzed - (JAVANAN-E E1~cUZ, 12 Oct 80).........o 48 WEST EUROPE DENMA.RK Antidrugs Group Sees 'American Narcotics Situation' , (BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 7 Nov 8(l) 55 ~ Working Group Formed To Study Drug Abuse Prisoners (Dan Axel; BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 7 Nov 80) 57 Folketing Member Asks Investigation of Drug Death Causes (Dan Axel; BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 31 Oct 80) 58 Narcotics Deaths Increased 50 Percent in 1979 (Jens Thomsen; BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 1 Nov SO).......o........... 59 = Police Seize Heroin Worth 40 Million Kroner From Turkish Gang (Mogens Auning; BERLINGSKE 'lIDENDE, 3 Nov 8(}) 61 FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY Drug, Alcohol Abuse by Women Increataing (FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE, 28 Oct 80) 63 NORWAY Storting Justice Committee Demands Tougher Drugs Fight (AF'TENPOSTEN, 5 Nov 80).........~ .............................o. 65 Government Asks E:ctension of Antidrug Phone Tap Law (Kristin Moksnes; ARBEIDERBLADET, 25 Oct Sd) 67 Olso Police Seize Kilogram of Heroin Smuggled ~'rom Derunark (Inge D. Hanssen; AFTENPOSTEN, 8 Nov 80) 69 Briefs Re cord Drugs Overdose Deaths 71 Hashish Seized in Trondheim Dane ArrestPd: Smuggled Hashish 71 TURKEY Major Heroin Seizure in East (DUNYA, 14 Nov 80) 73 Briefs 74 Heroin Sei:zed . . - d - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 BURMA ' BRIEFS DRUG SUPPRESSION--Lashio, 23 Oct--A maeting to explain the drug suppression cam- paign in Lashio township was held at the conference hall of the township people's council yesterday. Township People's Police Force Commander U Mya Than explained the drug suppression campaign to township party, council anu military officials present at the meeting. U Mya Than said: "A total of 375 persons involved in 206 drug cases have been arrested as of 14 October 1980, The drugs seized were 1,001.78 gm of heroin; opium, 240.72 kg; brown opium powder, 15.05 kg; morphine blocks, 1.36 kg; and other drugs, 9.29 kg. The value of the drugs seized was 1,352,629 kyat. In 1976-77, 533.5 acres of poppy weredestroyed; in 1977-78, 105 acres; in 1978-79, 204.66 acres; and in 1979-80, 39.58 acres. The biggest-ever drug haul in 1980 was made on 16 September 1980 when 14,07 kg of brown opium powder and 1.36 kg of morphine were seized hidden amo ng the pears on a truck belonging to = Hu Pauk Sein of Man Pang village in Kutkai township. Further investigation into this case resulted in the arrest of nine persons from Kutkai, Lashio and Taunggyi. There were members of a gang traf�icking drugs between Ta Mo-nye village of Kutkai township and the border region of Tachilek. All of the gang members have been arrested," reported U Mya Than. [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 2 Nov 80 p 5) HEROIN DEALER JAILED--Ko Tin Myint of No 465, 12th Street, llth Ward, South Okkalapar - who was arrested with 21,000 kyat worth of hero in and 13,0~0 kyat in cash obtained from heroin ~ales, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by the South Okicalapa Township court on 31 October. A Rangoon police squad found the heroin when it raided Ko Tin Myint's residence on 9 May 1980. Ko Tin Myint was tried under Sections 6.S and 10.B of the Narcotic Drugs Law. (Rangoon LOKTHA PYEITHU NEZIN in Burmese 2 Nov 80 p 7j WOMAN DRUG DEALER IMPRISONED--Pabedan Township court on 1 November sentenced Ma Molly, 32, of Bogyoke Street to 5 years imprisonment o~ith hard labor as she was faund quilty as charged undEr Section 6.B of the Narcotic Drugs Law. She was arrested after a police raid on her house on 23 May 1980 uncovered 7.5 gma of heroin. [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 2 Nov 80 p 7] OPIUM POSSESSER ARRESTED--On 29 October, a Rangoon police squad seized about 1 pound of cooked opium in Pazundaung Park from U Tun Yin, 58, of Kuthni Village, Kyauktan Township. U Tun Yin was charged'under Sections 6,B and 14.D of the Narcotic Drugs Law by Botataung police station. [Rangoon MY,ANMA ALIN in Burmese 31 Oct 80 p 7] 1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 REWARDS TO INFORMERS--In the case of seizures of drugs and gems in accordance with the Narcotic Drugs Law and ~he Cust4ms Act., inform~rs ar.d the arresting party who made the seizurea possible will be rewarded as f.ollows: The valtie of the goods ~ seized will be calculated; 50 percent of the value will be presented to the atate and of the remaining 50 percent, 20 percent will be reserved for the "central funds" - (as heard], 20 percent will be presented to the informer and 10 percent ta+ the arresting parties. (TextJ [Rangoon Domestic Service in Burmese 1330 GMT 17 Oct 8~] HEROIN ADDICT ARRESTED--Rangoon's Bahan Township police on 10 October searched Tun Tun, 28, of 3d Lane Kaba-aye Wireless Road, near the mosque on Kaba-aye Pagoda Road and found about 900 kyat worth of heroin on him. Needle marks caused by - heroin in~ection were also found on Tun Tun's forearm. Action has been taken under - Sections 6.8, 10.B and 14.D of the Narcotic Dr.ugs Law. [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in _ Burmese 12 Oct 80 p 7) HEROIN SEIZED IN KENII~ENDINE--A police squad from the Rangoon Division Crime Pre- vention Division on 25 October arrested Aung Myint, 32, of the "GanGaw" teashop in Kemmendine market after eight packets of heroin and a:~ypodermic syringe and needle were found on him. Kemmendine police station has taken action under Sections 6.B, 10.B anu 14.D of the Narcotic Drugs Law. [Kangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 27 Oct - - 80 p 7 ] ' MON STATE ~JPPRESSION DRIVE--Moulmein, 11 Oct-- In accordance wita the directive of th� Mon State People's Council to combat narcotic drugs, local drug suppression bodiea were organized in 10 townships Sy the commander of the Mon State people's police force and an effective and successful drug suppression drive was conducted. Thanks to the 2fforts of the regional organs of power, people's councils at various _ levels and the people's police force, more than 68.315 viss [1 viss equals 3.6 _ pounds] of opium, more than half a viss of heroin and over 62 viss of m~rihuana ` were seized in 1979" in the 10 townships of Kyaikto, Bilin, Thaton, Paung, Moulmein, - Chaungzon, Kyaikmaraw, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Ye. Similarly, the following 5eizures were also made between 1 January and 31 August 1980: .35 viss of opium in Paung; a small amount of opium and .25 viss of heroin in Moulmein; a small amount of opium in Kyaikmarraw; a small amount of opium and opium solution in Mudon; 1 viss of opium and some heroin in Thanbyuzayat; and a small amount of opium in Ye. Action has been taken under the Narcotic Drugs Law against 188 persons involved in the cases. � [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 16 Oct 80 p 7] CSO: 5300 2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 i HONG KONG ~ REPORT SFIYS 1979 SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN ANTIDRUG FIGHT H~ng Kong SOUTH CHINA MORI~ING POST in English 8 Nov 80 p 7 /Text~T ~�B pr;a, ~Wch f~rced a IarQe nambor of ~ddicss to seek treatmertt made liat year saother sucassful ane in Hon~bon~'s lon~ f`ht apiast parootia. The Hoa ns Narcotics Report of 1979, publishcd by the Action tta A~tin~t I~Iarcadce yataday, said Isw enfwixmeat preauro, and .crop failurw in t6e Golden Trian~le awed a ~avare ~ortak in dru; iupp~~p, The repo~ uid the shortaie wras roflected ie Auguu by a more than 100per aent riae in drug prioa, and the quality of No 3 bsmin. sold to addicu dropped aa low a~ 1 S por cent ~n - ~u~cy. . Becauae of hi~hh drug pric~, a lar~e qumber of addicts t trataxnt rru a sharp drap in t6e number of people oomicted of. rninor drut oftenca in the oonrts from a 6igh of 17,100 in I973 to oaly 3.600 last yeu thereport raid. . But ACAN's chairman, Sir Albert Rodri~ua, warnod in the roport thst while "all such news mwt be a soura of enoouraQemeut and pcide, we, have no illuaans that our efforta an be relazed ia any way, "So lon~ as the illepl droQ trade is so enormowly qrotitable, it wiU reanain attrsctive to the crimiinab Mha racplat it, and so long u wa hsre ten~ ot thou~eada of addkta ia our midu. they Mill raaaia~ unhappily, a raervaar of pauible iafection to our young." CSO: 5320 3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 HONG KO~;G CCNFISCATION OF hSSETS USED IN DRUG TRADE CONSIDFRED ~ Hong xong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 8 Nov 80 p 7 _ /Text7 ~ The Attorn C,eneral, increasing arresta and sei- that further ry- soquatratioa Mt lohp Griffiths, u itudying zura. littla can be done to would be na~ary. rtcommendations on the con- seize asaeb directly related to He :aid two months ago, a fncation of asseb accrued tr~fRc.kinQ. conforena joindy organised tluou~h illaQal druB dealings. He wid under t6e preunt by the Narxtics Buresu and _ The propossls have ban law in Hoagkon~, a court the American Drug Enforce- ~tnsde by the Commiuioner of may order tbe forfeituro of inent Agency waa held in ~lirooUa. � eny moneY or thiags (other Hoasfcoa~ to eaamine finan- Mr driftiths haa oontact- than premues, a ship ezcad- cial transactions, both nation- . ed tM ,~ustralian Canmon. ipg 230 ~ro~s tona, an aircraft al and international. thac wealth Solieitor's Office re- a o tram) which have been oould be linked to large scale ardin` t 6 a t country's uxd in cannxtion with an trafflckin` in drugi. - ~rnendment to its Custortu offancx uader the Dangerous Repreeentative delegata Act lut year. Drup Ordinance� froat Malay~ia, t h c Net6er- The ameadment deals It e~y al~o order the sei- landa, Sin~apore, Thoiland, - with eha coafucation of aaeeu zurc of eay money or othor Ameria, tnd Canada attend- qoetued thtou~h drug deai� property reeeived or posses~ed ed the two-dny conference. y~,,. by my person aa~the rwult or Recommandations that �~Shu wu revealed by Nar� product of aay offeace under ~a~g~ from the conferena lbtlq~ Bureau head Chief thatordiaanee. W~; Superiatendent John Thorpe, "'I'his u a powerful legal � -++~han be addreual delegata provisior'snd has t6e advan- � To form an informal ftom 13 countria at the re- t~ge .o~ being wide�ranQin~, Wa1~ng group to further aat re~ional canferena of yet concise, and capable of inveatirQte the fi~ancing of t6e Internatiooal Drug En- drug traffickers, and to ex- forcement Astaiatioa in ~~mpk in rpretadon." said change informadon from ~u~ � Chief Supt Thorpe. other drug-f ghters. 'But it also has t6e diaad- _ Chief Supt Thorpe. Cus- vrnta~e that for aay arxt to � To appoint a particular toms Aciin~ Asai~unt Com- y~ wble to forefeiture, it reference umt m each territo- miaioner Jim Pritk. tnd Sen- mu~t be pravcd t6at it was ry and a specific officer to ior In~pector Edwatd TonQ actually u~ad in connection 1~aiee with drug�fghters in reprannted Hon~kong at the W~~ ~~~n~,^ other countriw. coatereaa. Tbe preaeat law also � To train within each � Chief Supt Thorpe told allowc for moaetary fina of cauntry in order to expsnd the deiejata th~t Hon~konQ up to SS aullian and ahould the experiena based in each wss ooncerned t6at, dapite +uch s fine be levied by a country and to widen the court, be uid, it is unlikely number of territories in the fight against narcotics. CSO: 5320 4 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 NEW ZF.~1IA N~ NORML URGES END TO PROHIBITIONS ON CA;VNABIS USE Christchurch THE PRESS in English 2 Oct 80 p 22 /Text7 ~ Parliammtu y. nporcer _ ~xiety wu present.--- Ia ihe United .State~ the min ~sal~=g tbe aIfe~stions. Gnnabir i~ tFk aafest in- People :Nkla~ profiiWtioagto wth o! oraanised crtme Mr. N. Hal~burton, waa para- to~icant 1mo~vn ~o maa. and ot caamabis b~sed thNt case duru'~g akohot and to~axa noid. The KG.B. bad,aever i~ uaed bY ut atlmat~d on tantnY. snd oa �~attrw D~hibftions ~ aas well o[tarsd NO.RM:L ~ any 160 000 New Zerivadsrs. a ebosia tLat w~aa ~aapped up known. 'The recent eatec~ money. par~lamantuy ~elect oom- by pmhbitionisc news eace of .related murder Aaked i! marijuana in. mittee has beea told. medla. Mr Jaesesr sdd. ~ New ~d could have toYication could be d~tected - The Natlonal 0~g~ni~atioa Popular ~tndie~ as~d to b e~ n p r e d i c t e d by as a cause at motor vehicle for tbe Reform o[ Meri~~ ~hoav harmfiil et[eeb ot cae- K.O.RM4 t~vo years ago. accideat~. Dr Geiringer said Law~ (N.O.RM.L) told the ~chib4 b~sed thetr ~r on ~Io~v tbat orsanfsed crime mu~iu~a showed np in Statutes RevWon Commitue hu~ over~dose~ on aaimals oi the MaNa type had btood ts.sta. Auatra!!s was that the commuaitys~eepteA trom whkh azttapotadoas ~oved into the New 2eala:td now cworkins on a metbod equal aad ;resteeiluztrds in aece dubiow at bat TMe haoin market, k would b~ s of testiag mariiuana coenen- P1a ~ti ru3bY, i~~ ~fo~~~ vltdtal artatnty that the~e trationa ia dri~*ers. rac~. ~ksteboudin=, ttail- fater batred ind eoete..tpt crlm~ sy~Wicatee would take He said the clawe ~llow- bike ddins. aad har?f?=lid- epinat ~raups iad indtvid� over trade in haehieh and Ing any D.S.I.R. employee to inp.' wls aaelci~ d~eeriad~aliea� h~eh-oil, prohibited in 1978. rec~ive apecimena !or pr~n~ evldrace tor tion o! annabit aerQ a mor~ �It ie aot a particular an~lyais ur ~ermined the es- N.O,R.M.L Dr E GNrla;er, ~a~ orr,~.~ ~pproad~ to drug that fosters ~eagsier- arrttial int~grity of material . ~and a D.S.I.R, acieaiist, Mr tts use ia the comMuNty. lsm. but the~ ~rohibition ot evidence. The dause aban- H. S. Jac~en. ~eid thst the Evidence showed t~at pro- pdpular dtug:, the n~rmia- donin~ sl! ]imitatione on the StaU should not interfere In h~Mtions on popular plei- ~04 eaid: time in whkh information che private eandne! ot citl� sun iubstaaCes . pitalleted ~ yo}~~. ~ye. ot~an- could be laid caild be used zetu when no grose. or hi~h� development ot or~anieed ~~ew of allegadoas by bisclanaile~ to threaten ly probabls thnat to llfe or crtrne. that the Soviet RG.B. was ~1 ptizens who !n their � - ~ cnmpa{gning thrdu~h agents remote pests might � luve ' in ~ome Governme~t de~art. : ment,~ to 1~~{~e ptohi~ited ~~~tt~ ~ai ~abis dn~ga~ 2Kr ~aea said the otfeacr~. CSO: 5320 S . APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 NEW ZEALAND BRIE I'S HEROIN IMPORTATION CHARGE--Rotorua (Press Assn)- A trial in which two men are al- l~ged t~ have conspired to import heroin with a street value of $200,000 openecl in the High Court at Rotorua yesterday. Granr, Elliot Wills, aged 33, unemployed, of Tauranga, and ~,nthony Bradley, aged 32, unemployed, of Mt Maunganui, have pleaded not gtiilty to the charge, which is being heard before Mr Justice Jeffries and a juryo Both men deny that they conspired with each other, and with Frederick A drian Walsh, between January 1, 1978, and ~'ebrua~cy 9, 1979, to import heroin into New Zealand. /Excerpt7 /Auckland THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD in English 30 Oct 80 p 47 I SENTENCES ALMOST WEEhZY--The sentencing of young men of previously exemplary - character for "some drug dealing business was almost a weekly occurrence, Mr Jus- tice Thorp told the High Court at Auckland yesterday. And he wondered how long that would go on bef ore those involved realised drug dealing was not worth the risk. ~?ppearing bef ore the court for sentence was Stephen John Pickens, aged 22, a tree surgeon, who had pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis resin f or supply, passessing cannabis plant for supply, and possession of ~ysergide. Mr Justice _ Thorp sentenced Pickens to 18 months' imprisonment f or possession of cannabis resin f or. supply, three months for possessing cannabis plant f or supply, and three months for possession of lysergide. The terms are concurrent. /Excerpts7 /Auckland - TEiE NEW ZEAIAND HERALD in English 23 Oct 80 p 47 U.S. ANTIDRUG CAMPAIGNER-~ leading American anti-drug campaigner said she finds it "frightening and shocking" New Zealand has so few resources to help treat drug ad- dicts. "It's essential you have a drug rehabilitation programme," said Dr Judianne Densen-Gerber. "Many of the addicts undergoing treatment in Australia are New Zealanders." Dr Densen-Gerber was in Wellington to meet MPs including the Minister of' Health ~Mr Gair) and Health Department officials to explain the concept of the Odyssey programme. Odyssey was f ounded by Dr Densen-~erber 16 years ago and is a drug-free rehabilitation prograr~ur?e for narcotic and alcohol drug dependants. An Odyssey House Trust has been f ormed in New Zealand and it is hoped to open a treat- _ ment centre near A uckland within a y~ar. One of the trustees, Dr Fiaser McDonald, medical superintendent of Carrington Hospital, Auckland, said the trust was trying . [ to get Government support and would soon launch a$350,000 fund-raising campaign. Initially the programme would treat 75 addicts but ~aould be extended to other parts of the country and cater for up to 150. /Excerpts7 /Wellington THE EVENING POST in English 3 Oct 80 p 27 CSOe 5320 6 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 a - PAKISTAN - BRIEFS OPIUM SEIZED--Sutlej Ra.ngers seized 1.04 kil.ograms of opium worth Rs. one lakh during an er~counter with two unidentified armed smugglers at Badian Border in Burki area. A 303 rifle was also seized. The smugglers, however, reportedly crosaed the b order. [Text~ [Lahore THE PAKISTAN TIMES in English 4 Nov 80 p 3~ - CSO: 4530 , . _ 7 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 SRI LANKA COLOMBO EMERGES AS TRADE CENTER FOR GANJA Colombo WEEICEND in Englieh 9 Nov 80 pp 1, 3 [Article by Ranil Wer~rasingheJ [Text] Sri Lanka has now emerged in the league of the top exporters of cannabis ( gan~ a) in the world . This has been revealed in a report submitted to the Government by the Director of the National Drug Dependence Research Centre of Mala}~sia, Dr V Navaratne, following an assessment of the extent and nature of the drug abuse problems in Sri Lanka. One million kgs In his executive suimmary, Dr Navaratne says that current :�ntelligence on the extent of illegal cultivation of cannabis and annual production indicates that a quantity ~ of more than one million kilograms of locally-grown cannabis is entering i113.cit international markets. This is more than double the total consumption of ca~abis within the country. ~ Recent detections of massive quantities of compressed gan~a being taken out of the country have shown that regular shipments of the narcotic are flowing to ~ _ markets in Auetralie and European capitals. The smuggling operations have reached such ingenious l.evels of sophistication, that gan~a is leaving the country, embedded in slabs of wooden floor tiles, backs of wooden plaques, in packets of tea and inside carefully-doctored tins. _ Local narcoties officials pointed out that this was the reason why a recent shortage had pushed the street price for a smoke ~f ganja up by nearly 500 per- cent, despite nearly 1000 acres of ca~nabis being cultivated~here. - ~ The business of "narcotics pushing" in fnternatio~al markets has become so lucrative that the "key figures" in the trade are employing both local and foreign couriers to move the consignments. - 8 - APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 Large market Dr Navaratne in his report has observed that there is a large mazket with Sri _ Lanks f or the supply and sale of narcotics. An analyais of the pattern for the two major drugs of abuse has revealed that _ - 3.8 percent of the 3,105 people who sought assistance to control the drug habit were between 15 to 25 years in Che ease of chronic opium users. In the case of - cannab{s uaera, the figure has risen to 44.4 percent. Interviews with school children sho~wed their wide experience in the experimental uae of psycho-active substance and this trend, Dr Navaratne has warned, creates , a particularly dangerous situation. He has also pointed out that there is evidence that over the past 12 months heroin--particularly heroin No. 5--had become available in Sri La.nka. Information _ obtained also indicates that there are groups of local youth who are in~ecting the potent narcotics. _ Despite the low effectiveness of a highly understaffed Police Narcotics Bureau, the bureau, he states, made the following detections in 1978 alone--48 kg of opium, 0.06 kg of morphine, 0.12 kg of heroin, 0.15 kg of cocaine, 0.7 kg of haehish and 3,100 kg of cannabis. Dr Navsratne also says that he had been able "with the minimum effort" to seek _ And purchase varying quantities of all these drugs in the greater Colombo areas. Constraints According to the Malaysian narcotics expert, th~ following constraints are experienced by Sri Lanka in combating the growing drug problem. --The lack of systematic effort to collect and analyse data on the extent and _ nature of the drug abuse problem. --The inadequacy of current legislation as contained in the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Act. --The minimal impact of the Police Narcotics Bureau in view of the extremely small staff and operational inflexibilities of the burea~i. --The lack of training in drug detection in the case o� narcotics o,~f icers. --The minimal control effort exercised by the civil iuedical s~Gbxes. , --T'he lack of concern and understanding ovex the need for eazly detection and detoxification of addicts. --The lack of effort to educate and inform all sections o� the population on the dangers and problems associated with drug abuse. --Dr Navaratne has also made the following recommendations. 9 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 --That immediate efforts be instituted to develop appropriate data collecting _ activities relating to the extent of drug abuse 3n the country. --That a new act, the Dangerous Drugs Act, be enacted, m~delled on the laws currently in force in Singapore, Malaqsia, Philippines and Thailand. _ i --That the Narcotics Advisary Board be diasolved and a National Drug Control - Board with executive pawers be established in the office of the President of Sri Lanka. --That the Police Narcotics Bureau be restructured as a National Police Narcotics Unit en~oying a status of a full-fledged division with operational units located in all "high risk" areas. --That specific treatment centre, physically separated from the areas where psychotics and other mentally-ill are treated, be set up. --That urgent rehabilitation programmes be undertaken for drug dependent persons. --That a research group be established to det~rmine the patterns, characteristics, trends and types of drugs abused in the country. CSO: 5300 - 10 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 _ sRZ t~a~xa BRIEFS INTERI~iATIONAL DRUu icACKET--Police has obtained valuable information about an inter- national ring of illicit drug peddlers operating through Colombo. Deputy Inspector General Sundralingam said that there was evidence of local businessmen operating in collusion with British and Australian connections. Interpol had assisted the ~ Sri Lanka police in the investigation. Sundralingam said that large quantities of local ganja had been smuggled through Katunayake to destznations in Britain and Australia. The police are now planning to take legal action against the offenders. ; [Text] [BK221138 Colombo International Service in English 1045 GMT 22 Nov 80] CSO: 5300 11 ' APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 THAILAND I~~UMBER or' HEROIN ~DDICrS UN RisE _ _ Bangkok DAO SIAM in Thai 26 Sep 80 pp 3, 12 ~ [arti.cle: "Most ~re Addicted to Heroin; There Has Been a Serious ~ncrease In the Nort'tieast'~] - [Text] r1r Chuchat Phunsi, the head of the treatment division of the Uffice of the Narcotics Control Board (O.N.C.B.), has disclosed fic~ures on the number of drug addicts wha came for treatment last year. He stated L�hat 95 percent were males. - Concerning this, during the 12 months of last ye8x,a11 32 state treatment centers, of which 20 are locat~d in the provinces and 12 are in Bangkok, treated a total of 31,827 people. During the same period of 1978, a total of 20,875 addicts came to the centers f.or - treatment. tiiost of the addicts who came for treatment we re addicted to heoin, 75.5 percent to be exact. Next were those addicted to opium, 19.5 _ percent. Besides this, 2.5 percent were addicted to other typ~s of - drugs, 1.7 percent were addictEd to mar~.huana and 0.7 percent were addicted to morphine. - Cnmparing the recrions of the treatment centers with the types of - drugs to which th e addicts who had come for treatment were addicted, ~ it appears that in the Central region, in t.he south and in Bangkok, most of the peopie who came were addicted to heroin. In the north and northeast, most who came for treatment were addicted to opium. IIut it is noteworthy that, in the northeast, larqer and larqer numbers of peeple came for treatment for addiction to ather types _ of drugs such as amphetamines, valium and meprobamate. Most of the people who came for t.rPatment were under 30 years old. ~ That is, 35.1 percent were ir~ the 20-24 year old aqe group, 20;,5 percent wer e in the 25-29 year old age group and 10.9 perce nk were in the 15-19 year olcl age gr~up. As for all the other age qroups, the rate was less than 10 p~~cent. 11~343 CSU : 5300 12 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 - rxazLaivU OP'IUr1 'I'RAF. FICKING N~TWOFtKS ll~SCRIBEll Banr~kok SI.AM RAT in Thai 29 Sep 80 p 3 [Article by Withun: '~Opium, Opium, Opium: A Good Yroduct of the Go].3en Triangle"] ~ [Text] ~~Opium is not just an economic crop from which the tribesm~n derive their primary income. It is also a crop that is used for political reasons. The income earned from opium is used to purchase ~ - weapons to fight the government.~~ I The northern border area of Thailand forms one part of the "Golden Triangle," the largest narcotics production area in the world. From the 1979/1980 survey, it was learned that 267 ?~iilac7es grow opium - poppies. In Chiang Mai, Chaing Rai, Ma~ Hong Son and Phayao provinces, a total of 26,440 rai is planted in poppy. r~s for the hill tribes that grow poppy, the Liso, with 7,351 rai, have the largest area under cultivation followed by the rleao, Muso and Iko, i~ut from this survey, it will probably not be possibl.e to - determzne the size of the yields aince this survey was conducted be~twe~n October 1979 and February 1p80, which is the per.iod running from when the hill tribes start to piart the poppy until they bectin to harvest the opium. Based on the estimated yields made by c~nsidering the health and - d~nsity of the poppy plants and then Qstrimating t he lowest possible yield and comparing this to last year�s yield in the area, this year's to~al y3~ld is estimated to be 14,084.49 kilograms. By province, the figures are: Chiang Mai, 5,105.39 kilograms; Chiang Rai, 4,042.70 ki7.ograms; Mae ~IongSon, 4,228.59 kilograms; and Fhayao, 606.81 kilograms. The average yield per ~ai is 0.53 kiloc~rams. This was the fourth survey conducted in Thailand. The Region 3 border patrol police and the Office of the Narcotics Cantrol I3oard made surveys of theland and hill tribe villages and aerial photoc~raphs ~rere taken of six river ba_sins the Ping, Daeng, Kok, i~~a~, Chaem and Nan river basins whicn �r~ hic~hland areas suited to growing opium poppy, ~rhicn ~s an annual plant that be grown at ~l~vations over 1,000 meters. 13 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 The first time, the Public Weltare llivision and the Uilit.ed Na~ions - organization selected sample villages in Chiang Mai, Chi~ng Rai and Tak provinces. They found that 18,925 households belar~ging to five different hill tribe groups were enqaged in growing poppy and t~hat, in 19G2, these people produced 75,800 kilaqrams of opium. But this survey was criticized for having selected only a limi.ted sa~riple and for including only certain hill tribes. This made it difficult ta extrapalate beyond the sample. The yi~lds in one area could not be usQd to estimat e the yields in oth es areas since the weather and elevations were di�ferent. The survey did not, therefore, achieve the desired results. Three years later, another survey was conducted. This time, a total af 1,200 areas that had been aerially photoqr.aphed ~rere stipulated and 2.00, each with an area of 90 [ square] kilometers , we re selected as a sample. Th~ results of the survey showed that 112,000 rai were - planted in poppy and that ~che opiwn yield wds 145,000 kilograms. was almost double that found by the first sur vey. These data were used for a long time because the survey officials had carried out the survey ;n strir.t accord with the plans. The following year, a survey was carried out in the north in accord with the economic and social needs there in order to study thinc~s and find a way to solve the problems concerninq the experimental land use and cro~ substitutionprogram, which was part of the Thai hill tri.bes economic development projFCt i.mplemented by the United Nat ions in order to reduce the amount oE opium poppy c~rown in CY~i.zrzcr Mai. Provinr_P. It wa~ found that 62,132 rai were plani:ed in poppy, ha1F the area found in the second survey. Opium is not just an economic crop from which the hill t~ribesmen derive their primary income. It is also a crop that is used for political reasons. The income earned from opium is used to purchase weapons to fic~ht the c~overnment. For example, the Chinese Kuomintang divisions tha~t remained after the revo"lution in the People's R@~L1b~.1C af China, the minority groups in Burrna, the `l'hai Yai liberation group, the Burmese Liberatior. Vol.unteers and the E3urmese - communist farces have prod~aced opium and sent it nortnern Burma to wrorld markets . Th~ c~roup t.hat plays a role in making money L-rom opium is thE armPCl Ho Chinese who control the opitun trade and wha arranqe caravans to transport opium and escort the opium beinq transported to the markets.`Phis group is composed of Chinese fram Yunnan who fled inta Thailand becau~~e of their dislike far the comm~znist syst~m of qovernment. Those who ;'led to Thailand have be~zz almost compleL-ely a,7similated to Thai ways. Ho merchants have establish~d shops in hil.l ~ribP vill ac~es . They regularly rnake con~act to buy and sell opium an:d they make tempo;: ary visits ~:o trade with thP bill tribes, 14 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 bringing c~oocls from the plains to sell. They make profits of 30-100 percent. In this trade, opium is used as payment instead af cash. For the past 3 y ears, northern Thailand has experience~3 a drought. This is the reason why the production of opium has declined c~reatly. The price of opium has, therefore, increased. In 1975, t he price of opium averaged 1,500 to 3,000 baht per choi (1 choi equals 1.6 kilograms). But, the price of opium at the start of this year's planting season in Chiang Mai and Ghiang Rai provinces was ?0,000 to 23,000 baht. In Mae Hong Son, th~price was approximately 15,000 to 18,000 baht per r_hoi. It is expected that, before the start of the harvesting season next year, the price wi~l rise ~Lo 2,,000 to 30,000 baht. The f.act that prices have increased so quickly means that the hill tribes will probably continue to grow - poppy. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board expects tt~t in 1980, t he value of the total opium yeidl will give the hill tribes an income of from 105,626,160 to 264,065,400 baht dPpending on price differences between the beginning and the end o.f the year. In bringing opium from the r,olden Triangle into Thailand, the opium usually passes through the north and northeast to Bangkok anc~ to eastern coastal ports. The most frequentl y used means of transportation are trucks . But now things are chanc~inq . The hic~h mountain border areas are used and the opium is taken tc: boats along thecoast of the Andaman Sea or it is taken to heroin production factories in the south, especially in Sadao Uistrict in Songkhla Province. It is then taken t~ Malaysia and Singapore. It ~.s expected that the future trend is for Indonesia to become a major staging center for [later] shipment to Europe and America. As f or Laos, there is a major sta_qing center in Vientiane. ~~rom here drugs are shipped to Saigon. Before Vietnam became communist, the _ major drug dealers in this network were American soldiers but the network then shifted to Bangkok. The durgs are sent from here through the Indochinese countries to the Hong Kong market. The method used most frequently by this ne~twork is to send the d.r~:gs by air because this is convenient and the risk is lo~er, even tb.ough - only small quantities can be shipped at on~ time. Th~ greatest amount of opium produced in the Golder~ Triangle is produced in Burma. The network leads to Rangoon for further shipment by boat to the markets ir. America, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Seeden, Canada, Australia and the Asean countries. One limitation of this latest survey is that the survey period was very short and complete data were not collected for each village surveyed. For the most part, border patrol police sources of intormation were used t o tell where poppy was grown and villages 15 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 that were known to grow poppy were selected for data collection. But it turned out that some villages selected f.or the survey had moved andwhen the survey officials went to conduct the survey, they - cnulr! not find the village. Decauae of th~ high elevations, cAmmunications were not convenient. The areas whexe the poppy was grown we re located far from the ~ villages and it was not possible to travel to and survey t he areas wh~re poppy was grown secretely. Furthermore, in villaRes where terrorists are active, such as in Mae Chaem District in Chiang riai Province, in Nan Province and in some districts in Chiang Rai Province, the survey officials coulcl not travel to the hill tribe villaqes in tYiese areas because of the lack of security and the ~ danqer ir~volved. 219~~3 C~C~ : 5300 I I . 1G APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 BOLIVIA INTERIOR MiNISTER COMMENTS ON DRUG TRAFFICKING Notes Lechin Statements PY201559 La Paz R~idio Illimani Network in Spanish 1130 GMT 20 Nov 80 [Te:ct] Interiur Minister Col Luis Arce Gomez referred today to statements made by former labor leader Juan Lechiii Oquendo. Colonel Arce said that Lechin knows of the honor of the Aolivian Armeci rorces. Therefore, he knows that the armed forces cannot be involved in drug traEfic. Arce made these remarks in referenee to statements made by former unicin leade~r Juan Lechin Oquendo in Lima where he dented any government of national. re- conntrnction ]t.nke witb drug trafPlr. Arce urcused the er:Cremr ].eft uf disseminating rumors and of. having said that the mi..l.iCary - becamc~ .involved in internatianal drug traffic to obtain economic support for the milttar.y coup whlch ovrr.thre:w Ltdia Cueiler on 17 July 1980. He also said thaC the armed forces did nut spend a permy Co move troops or to buy ammunition. He added that the movement was normal and without superfluous expenditures. - Talks of Suing Publications PY201347 1.~ 1'az Ra~9io Illimani Network in Spanish 1130 GMT 20 Nov 80 [TextJ Interior Minister Luis Arce Gome2 announced tie will trrivel to the United States in tl~e tiext few days to talk to lawyers familiar with drug trafficking about suing the new~;rapers and magazines which have accused the government of national reconstruction of drug r.rafficking. He also said that he will then go tc> Brazil to submil- a formal protest to the executives uf :i Araziliati maf;azine for linking the Bolivian president and himself to cocaine traff.ic. Ht: tiai.d: We are ~;oing to talk to lawyers and will then submit a protest to the security ur~nnizatian:; of thc_ two countries. We are going to ask for proof, and if possible, we - nr~ ~;~inf; t~ 5ue ~ur accusers. CSO: 530U 1~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 ' B OLIVIA CROP DIVERS IFICATION PROJECT OFFICIALLY INAUGURATED La Paz PRESENCIA in Spanish 23 Oct 8a Sec Z p 5 [Text] In a special cer~mony over the weekend, the minister of peasant and agri- cultural affairs, Col Julio Molina, opened the new central offices of the Chapare- Yungas Development Project (PRODES) in Cochabamaa. The central offi.ces of PRODES were formerly located in La Paz. Minister Molina, in the main speech of the day, said the transfer is based on "recommendations of several studies." PRODES works eimultaneously in Chapare and Yungas on regional development pro3ects designed to improve the cultivation of coca. The minister also said that the transfer of the agency's central headquarters is an example of the government's decision to encourage "measures to benefit Cochabamba." He also said that by so doing, they are trying to take "concrete steps, through a solid, unimprovised strategy, to succeed effectively in the campaign against narcotics such as cocaine. ~ The work of PRODES for a regional development of the Chapare, through diversifica- tion of crops and productive activities for the peasants~ will permit a real improvmment of the cultivation of coca to the levls required for the legal and traditional demand for this product." Dr Winston Estrem.3doiro, executive director of PRODES, said that the present administrat ion agreed to transfer the project offices and that the move had been - previously f rustrated in the "labyrinths of bureaucracy and the power vacuum." Further on he reviewed the "achievements and f ailures" of PRODES, from the first official st eps to replace coca crops to the creation of the agency in 1977. He said that in the last 3 years PRODES has done the basic and feasibility studies, as well as the agroeconomic research contemplated in the "pilot" phase. "Having efficiently implemented this research, we can say that PRODES has a solvent base for the planning and implementation of the regional development of Chapare through diversifica tion and the vertical integration of production," he indicated. The executive director of PRODES referred also to the "unpleasant dimension of our work," and he cited in this regard the "impatience" of those who "have ~ittle concern for the principles" of those who are depending on regional development; those people would like to see an end to the plan for replacing the coca crops. He added that PRODES has emphasized the idea of regional development of the coca plantations. This dimension is not well unders tood by some sectors of publi c opinion, he said. 18 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 As �or future prospects, he indicated that transferring the offices to Cochabamba _ will redound to the greater development of the Chapare. He also announced the start of an "experimental stage of operational tasks," and the creation of an infrastructure of improved plant and seed production in traditional and nontradi- tional categories in the Chapare, However, he said that the operational phase will depend on whether adequate financial aid is received. Finally he said, "We expect our project to become a real beachhead which, through _ the experience and technology generated in the Chapara area, will lead to the Offective and rational development of our Amazon region." 8735 CSO: 3U10 19 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-00850R040340060010-1 BRAZIL RIO GOVERNOR CREATES TASK FORCE TO COMBAT DRUGS Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 8 Oct 80 p 13 [Text] Govextxor ~agas Freitas has created a task force which will be led by Erasmo Martins Pedro, secretary of justice, to study the application of a system for prevention, control and repression of narcotics. The group includes Judge Joao de Deus Mena Barreto, psychiatrist Oswald Moraes de Andrade, prosecutor_ Antonio Vicente de Costa Junior and social worker Maria Helena Siqueira Drumond. Pioneer Program "The state of Rio is pioneering in drug combat and prevention with the governor's decree creating the task force," Justice Secretary Pedro said yesterday. He explained that the group was created as a consequence of the federal law creating the National Syetem for Prevention, Control and Repreasion of Narcotics, to func*ion in coordinaCion with state agencies. "Other states should create similar task forces as provided in the federal law," Pedro added. "Within 120 days the grou~, will present to the governor the results of their studies and the drug program plans, and a repreaentative of the Secretariat of Education and one from the Secretariat of Security will be appointed. The repre- _ sentative of the Secretariat of Education will introduce material on drug abuse - in the se condary school curriculum, educating adolescents on the dangers of drugs. Ther e will also be a representative of the Secretariat of Health, to implement a program for the treatment of addicts. The Security Secretariat representative will - be responsible fer repression. The program will be carried out in coordination with the national aystem, and wi11 be Iinked closely ta the Ministry of Justice," the justice secretary concluded. 6362 CSO: 5300 20 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 axAZZL ~ RING TRAN"PORTING COCAINE FROM BOLIVIA TO RIO DISBANDED Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 15 Oct 80 p 12 [Excerpts] Federal Police yesterday divulged to the press the names of five cocaine traffickers--a woman and four men, all Bolivian--who were arrested last week in , Sao Goncalo and Sao Paulo with 300 grams of the drug in their possession. Accordi.~g - to the police, the band, which supplied cocaine to Rio's Southern and Northern Zones, is linked to traffic:ker Renato de Souza Santos, "Tonelado," and other drug ' dietributers whose names are being withheld to protect the investigations. I - The police agenCs reported that the arrests were divulged only yesterday because I they had hoped to pick up other members of the ring, who were known to be bringing another 4 kg of cocaire frcm Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, where the ship- ment that was seized originatec~. - l "It is certain that the arrest of these f~ive alerted the others , and most of the ~ cocaine was not brought in," the police officer explained. Arresta Tt~e dismantling of the band began with the arrest, in Sao Paulo, of Sivaldo Rocha Pita, aged 20, and Lorgio Rodrigues Medina, Bolivian, aged 38, who were carrying 590,000 cruzeiros in cash and three checks, two of which were in the amount of 130,000 cruzeiros and the third for 127,000 cruzeiros, all signed by Maria de Carmo de Souza Gomes. Sivaldo and Lorgio were in a"Brasilia," bearing Rio license ~ plate ZP 1251, which police verified as belonging to Maria Da Penha Cruz da Silva, ~ who "passed" cocaine for Tonelada and is serving a prison sentence with him. _ On queationing, they confessed that the money and checks were from Maria do Carmo _ de Souza Gomes in payment for 1 kg of cocaine, which they had delivered a few days _ earlier. They gave her address as Rua Vicente Cardoso, Paraiso district, in Sao Goncalo. The police alerted the Federal Police Division in Niteroi, which arres~ed the others. They were identif ied yeaterday as Maria do Carmo and her companion, Alcid Ribeiro, aged 38, who also u3es the name Alcides Boaventura, and Joao Carlos de Oliveiz�a, Bolivian, aged 30. They were all arrested in flagrante with 300 grams of cocaine. PolicE noted that Maria do Carmo had been under investigation some time ago, when - her former companion, Joao Rodrigues Filho, was arrested with 100 kg of marihuana in his possession. 6362 CSO: 5300 21 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 BRAZ I1., POLICE DISMANTLE DR1JG STORAGE FACILITY IN SOUTHERN ZONE Drug Depot Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 12 Oct 80 p 1 [Text] T~ao nights ago in the Vidigal Favela [shantytownJ in the So+athern Zone, civil and mi].itary police dismantled a drug depot ("paiol") in which 60 "dollars" - packets of marihuana and 69 packets of cocaine were stored. The police arrested traffickers "Baiano" and Arati Ferreira da Silva, and are now looking for the - _ ringleader, known as "Manaue." At the police station, Arati confessed that he received the c~rugs from "Baisno." He was paid 3,500 cruz~eiros a week to store _ the drugs and distribute them to the dealers. The location of the drug depot was revealed by Genivaldo Soares de Oliveira, "Coru~inha," who was arrested Thursday by a radio patrol team. . , , , ~ . ~ 1 ~ � ;,,r.. ~ `t ~ . , r ~ ~ .k~ _ � ~ . ~ ~ � l ~ i'i + ' ~ . :4 yr ~ ~~t f^ ...:l~r - ~ h t ( ~:~Y.' rt ~ _ 1+ 4 , ~ ' y. ~ ^ ,;.R,t~ . t: . f ; J ~ ~ ~r ~ . R ~ 5 .r. ~ ~ v _ . Ib 4 , . , - ('i' ~ y . . . ~ . N, ~ ~~.~'..t: 4. ~ . u}~' ' i f . ) I' ' ~ 1 ~ ~ ti ,F T rQ ~f L ' , ~ . f ~ j . I ' ~ . ~ . ~ yn ~ 4 ~ . ; . ~ ~ ~.y` . ~~r ~rb+, ~ - ~ ~ ~ j . ~r 1~~ , s ~ , . _ +ai~~ . ~ ~ ' r ~ ~ - .~~,,,I j ~ . ~ + ''4 ti. . '4' . ~ . ~ . - 22 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 Depot Dismantled Rio de Janeiro U GLOBO in Portuguese 12 Oct 80 p 20 [Excerpt] Civil and military police seized 600 "dollars" of marihuana and 69 packete of cocaine night before last, when they dismantled a drug depot (paiol") in the Vidigal Favela, in the Southern Zone. Two traffickers were arrested, but Che ringleader, "Manaue," is still being sought by the 15th Police Precinct. Police from this precinct and the Secret Service of the 2d Military Police Battalion took part in that night's "raid." The drug depot was uncovered as a result of statements by Genivaldo Soares de Oliveira, "Corujinha," aged 30, who was arresCed Wednesday by a radio patrol team of the 2d Military Police Battalion with 43 packets of marihuana in his posaession. Questioned, he reported that Arati Ferreira da Silva was responsible ' for the depot. Da Silva, aged 29, was also arrested. At the station, Arati confessed that he received the drug from "Baiano," a middle- man for trafficker "Manaue," "a very powerful man." Arati was paid 3,500 cruzeiros a week to store the drugs and distribute them to the "vaposeiros" (vendors). On the 69 packets of cocaine was wriCten the number 1,000 (1,OG0 cruzeiros, the retail price to the addicts). In his house on Estrada do Tamba, Arati had a small quantity of loose marihuana (Che rest he had packaged in papers), waxed paper to prep are the packets and a.7-35-caliber pistol. Within hours after AraCi was arrested, police located the middleman "Baiano" l (whose real r.ame was withheld). "Baiano" led them to the trafficker "Manaue," who 11ves in the suburbs. Poison Police Chief Borges Fortes sent a sample of ~he seized cocaine to the Carlos Iboli Institute for examination. From the yellow tinge of the powder, he said there was no doubt that users had been buying "poison," [adulterated coca~,ne], but the addicta would not be aware of the fraud. Arati said that every Wednesday or Thursday he received marihuana, and prepared about 1,000 "dollars." The Powder [cocaine] amounted to an average of 100 packets. The drugs were all sold on Rua Pinto, at the edge of the favela, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. _ Warning "Starting today, any addict found with a marihuana cigarette or a paper of cocaine ` in his possession, or caught in the act of purchasing it, wi11 be arrested, regard- less of his identity. I make this warning publicly. I am declaring an all-out war on traffickers and addicts in my area," Borgea Fortes, chief of the 15th Police Precinct, said yesterday. He promised an 80 percent reduction in the sale - and conaumption of drugs in the area under his ~urisdiction, which includes Jardim Botanico, Gavea, Sao Conrado and part of Joa. 23 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 "Drug consumption in this area is very high, and before it gets any higher we are going to fight to beat the traffic. We intend to watch, arrest and punish addicts, but our primary target will be the traffickers." He expla3ned that, like other districts, the ones under the jurisdiction of the 15th Police Precinct have many assaulte, residential robberies, automobile thefts - and minor offenses. "In most cases, the delinquents are drug addicts. They sell what they rob to obtain drugs. This is elesentary. They do what tihey have to do to get money to buy druge. We are going to combat them, and the first resu~ts are right here. _ We arrested the brothers, Denis and Petsi. In addition to committing robberies, they controlled the traffic in the Rocinha favela. Today (yesterday), we managed to locate and diamantle the drng depot of that "Manaue." We're getting there, _ little by little." ' According to Borges Fortes, whenever police conduct an operation in Rocinha, one of the most targeted points in the region, community leaders have intervened on behalf of individuals who, from experience, police know to be offenders. "This has given rise to a series of in~ustices, because various people have been brought in indiscriminaCely, and when they are booked, they complain: 'Your honor, - the man with the marihuana was the one that ~~as left behind.' It cannot continue - to be this way." He reported that he will investigate new leads based on telephone tips regarding ' drug tr~.ffickers' activities. 6362 CSO: 5300 24 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 BRAZII, PARDON PROPOSED FOR YOtJTHS ARRESTED WITH SMALL AMOUNT OF DRUGS Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 10 Oct 80 p 8 - [Text] Paulo Ladeira, president of the Law;ers Club and one of the members of the commission that drafted the pLesent antidrug law in 1975, said yesterday that he - wo~ild present a proposal to revise the law and institute "judicial pardon" for youths of 18 to 21 years, of good background, who have been arrested with a small quantity of drugs. The attorney took part yesterday in a deb ate on marihuana, promoted by a group of inedical students at the UFRJ [Federal University of Rio de Janeiro] as part of the Mental Health Week program. The students, who do not belong to the Academic ; Center, explained that they decided to foster discussion of problems specifically ~ffecting students, such as drug consumption. Zadeira commented that with respect to marihuana--the drsg students use most, tie said--the inciuence of the drug is high, but not in "undue pruportiona." Regardir.g sCudents who advocate the "decriminalization of marihuana," he explained that the - law represses marihuana, not because of its use, but because of the consequences - of ite use, aince it leads to dnagerous drugs like cocaine. - No Future J Psychiatrist Joau Romildo Bueno, of the Fundao Psychiatric Institute, was the other invited debater. He commented that the increase in drug consumption among students in the early 1970's was basically because of the lack of mot3vation that, he said, affected the atudent who had no prospects for employment and could not expreas his opinion as to what he was being taught. Project Ladeira is also a member of the federal task force that will study a national drug prevention system. The system, already created by decree of President Figueiredo, will be organized now, he said. In addition to his proposal for "~udicial pardon" (the individual would not be tried), Ladeira said he intended to suggest new changes, as yet undefined, regarding the quality of the drug or, for exmaple, of marihuana. - "Tt.e marihuana the young people are smoking," Ladeira said, "is of the worst quality; it is mixed with dung, mate or grass. I am thinking of drafting some _ type of regulation regarding this question. For example, an individual who has two cigarettes of the poorest quality would actually need only one good cigarette. He would be the same as the individual who only has one cigarette, but a good one. I have not worked this question out well in my mind as yet." 6362 CSO : 5 300 25 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 BRAZIL BRIEFS - DRi1G TRAFFICKER SENTENCED--Judge Mario Guaracy de Carvalho Rangel, of the 15th Criminal Court, yesterday sentenced Jorge Manoel da Silva, "Jorge Barracao," to 10 years in prison and fined him 1,500 cruzeiros for trafficking in drugs. On 10 July 1977, Jorge Borracao was arrested with two packets of cocaine. Barracao, technically considered a first offender, was not held during trial, owing to two writs of habeas corpus, one of which revoked the ruling of Judge Mauricio Gonclves ~ de Oliveira, who had sentenced him to 6 years and 4 months in prison. In his sentence, Judge Mario Guaracy noted that Barracao was part of a network of traffickers that aupplied the southern and northern zones of the city, as well as Sao Goncalo and Niteroi. According to the police, Barracao has ties to trafficker Renato de Souza Santos, "Tc~nelada," who was recently sentenced by Judge Luiz Odilon Bandeira, of the 23d Crimin~al Court. Francisco de Assis Vieira, "Chicao," aged 33, was arrested yeaterday in tl:e Morro do Borel, in Tijuca, with 47 envelopes of cocaine, after an exchange of fire with the po~ice. [Text] [R{� dP Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 3 Oct 80 p 10] b362 ~ COLOMBIAN TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED--Manaus (0 GLOBO)--Colombians Alba Moris Marin ; and Maria Helena Jaramil were sentenced yesterday to 4 yeare in prison and f3ned ~ 10,000 cruzeiros for their membership in a cocaine-trafficking ring that used ~ Manaus as a drug-processing center. The sentence was handed down by Federal ! Judge Orlando Reboucas. The two were part of a grouF of 28 Colombians arrested in the Amazonas capital with 18 kg of cocaiae, chemicals, weapons and ~ewelry. The same ~udge sentenced Rodrigo Angarita to 10 years in prison and a�ine of ~ 50,000 cruzeiros, and Francisco Lima, a Brazilian, was given a 4-year sentence. - Raimundo Salvador and Humberto Pastana were found not guilty for lack of evidence. In addition to Alba Moris and Maria Helena, the Brazilian Dagoberto Ramos was tried, and found not guilty. The former two were arrested at one of the labora- tories set up by the ring in Manaus. Still awaiting sentence are Benito Tavares, considered the head of the Brazilian connection, and the other Colombians, who are being held in the State Central Penitentiary. All of them are standing ad- ministrative trial in the Miniatry of Justice, which should culminate in their departation. [Text] [Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 16 Oct 80 p 8] 6362 CSO: 5300 - ; 26 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 CHILE BRIEFS COCAINE LABORATORY--Santiago police have dismantled a cocaine laboratory located at 2370 Providencia Avenue. They arrested (Arnaldo Morales Fernandez), 47 years old, and (Jore Britos Gallegillos). Police found 50 grams of cocaine. [PY252047 Santiago Chile Domestic Service i.n Spanish 1000 GMT 24 Nov 80] ~ DRUG TRAFFICKERS ARRESTEI3--Santiago, Chile 12 Nov (AFP)--It was disclosed here today that four drug traffickers, three Chileans and one Peruvian, who had set up the so-called Peruvian-Chilean-Colombian connection, have b~en arrested by the specialized squad of the Carabineros. The drug traffickers, who were identified as Victor Rea Huinan, Peruvian, and Gabriel Villalon Navarrete, Mateo Guinart Moral and Segunda Moral Trebolazavala, Chileans, w~ere carrying 44 kg of cocaine worth $11 million. [PY182135 Paris AFP in Spanish 1514 GMT 12 Nov 80] _ ' CSO: 5300 I I 27 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 COLOMBIA CLANDESTINE AIRFIELDS TO BE DESTROYED Bogota EL ESPi;CTADOR in Spanish 8 Sep 80 p 12-A [Text] Barranquilla--Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 September, units assigned to the Second : Brigade will begin the destruction of clandestine airstrips through the use of explo- sives which wi11 render totally unusabl:e sites at which aircraft with American reg- ietry are now ianding frequently in search of shipments of narcotics and drugs. The military operation will be initiate3 tomorrow, Tuesday, with the dynamiting of the Cari-Cari landing strip located in La Guajira Department, in the Camarones _ diatrict, at which time the governor of that department, Eduardo Abuchaibe Ochoa, will issue a resolution authorizing the destruction of this landing strip. Several months ago, the Seconci Brigad2, a unit under the command of Brig Gen Carlos Guillermo Narvaez Casallas, considered adopting the step of "mining" the fields, accesa roads and clandestine landing strips of the so-called green or ?iarihuana route. This measure was questioned at the national level, as there were no precedents for it in the country's history, and it was describEd as extreme. Hcw- 2ver, this measure served as the basis for the subsequent decision that the thing to do was destroy the landing f.ields with explosives. The resolution proposed by the office of Abuchaibe Ochoa was approved by the Ministry of Defense. ~fter the first military action, others will follow which will be de- _ signed to eradicate the clandestine landing strips operating in the La Guajira Department and in other coastal regions, which are believed to be in excess of 200. This task, which will be carried out by the Second Brigade, had been postponed sev- eral times because of a shortage of funds for the purchase of explosive materials, according to the explanation given by an officer of that organization. 8143 CSO: 5300 28 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 ~ COLOMBIA WOMAN 'MULE' SEIZED AT ~L DORADO WITH MARIHUANA - Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 10 Sep 80 p 3-A [Text] A marihuana shipment worth 20 million peso:~ has been confiscated from a woman at the E1 Dorado sirport terminal. She was carrying the drug in the false bottom of a suitcase and was preparing to depart for West Germany. - The young woman arrested, Maria Rubiela Ramirez, had airline tickets for Frankfurt. The Judicial Police unit assigned to the airport found 60 kg of pressed marihuana in her possession which she was attempting to take out of the country in the lining of a auitcase. The woman said that a male stranger had asked her to do him the favor of taking "that" to [WestJ Germany in exchange for a sum of money upon delivery of the suitcase. The prisoner denied knowledge of the contents of the suitcase. Maria Rubiela has a passpo rt which shows her to be a Colombian. The passport has an entry authorization for several European countries. The marihuana, which was carefully double-wrapped in plastic, was found in the liZing of one of Marfa Rub iela's suitcases. It was pressed and ready for consump- tion. The woman in charge of the police facilities at the air terminal said that an alI-out campaign is being conducted against "mules" who use the airport as tk~e point of de- pai�~ur� from the countrye The woman official said tha t more women Lia^. mPn are arrested as drug traffickers. It appears that there is an entire network of maf iosi engaged in the recruitment ~f young, naive women who, in exchange for the chance to travel and a few dollars, agree to play the role of "mules" without being fully aware of the legal risk they are taking. 29 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 . _ f s ~ s~ a, x ~ ~ t~~ , ~~,,v ~~t J ~~}k ~.~~y ; ~ ~ _ ~ 3;,'~t~,'~5" . . { , 3.rf7�s'~ ~ Maria Rubiela Ramirez, 20, was arrested by the Judicial Police unit of the E1 Dorado airport when she attempted to take a shipment of marihuana taorth 20 million pesos to Frankfurt. 8143 CSJ: 5300 30 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 COLOMBIA COCAINE TF2AFFICKERS SEIZED AT AIRPORT Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 8 Oct 80 p 21-A [Text] The DAS [Administrative Department of Security] seized cloae to 1,500 grams of 90 percent pure cocaine from two drug traffickers who were on their way to PJew York with the cocaine in their stomachs. This was after the two - defendants realized that they had to confess how they went about recovering the cacaine without much risk or pain. The central figures in the strange police case were Enrique Gutierrez or ~ Eduardo Gutierrez del Camino or Enrique Cardenas Rueda, a 50-year old native I of Tolima, and hia 21-year old son from Bogota, Enrique GuCierrez Achury. For several monthe they had been under careful surveillance by units of the Special DAS Headquarters Group because they had come under suepicion for their continual trips to the United States, presumably uaing forged documents. Capture and Confession The father and son were captured on Saturday morning as they were about to board an Avianca flight for New York, and an examination of their pasaports revealed that they were, in fact, forged. They were immediately ordered taken to a - DAS etation to be placed in the custody of a judge on charges of having committed the crime of using falsified documents. Convinced that they were going to be held for a long time and that their lives could be in jeopardy, the two defendants realized their urgent need to confess that the purpoae of their frustrated trip was to bring an appreciable amount of cocaine to New York, which they were carrying in their atomacha, packed in _ small bags made of the fingers of surgical glovea and wrapped in aluminum foil. The two arrested men then told how they expelled the tiny bags with the cocaine, and without further delay the treatment, which consisted of ingesting laxatives, milk and fruit juices, was begun under the supervision of a DAS physician. The "recovery" of the cocaine took more than 24 hours, and despite ita serious- nese (the two traffickers were in danger of dying from intoxication if any of - the tiny bags had been disaolved by gastric ~.uices, the lengthy procedure prompted a number of not teo succesafully stifled outbursts of laughter from those who were monitoring it closely. 31 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 , . , ~ ~ x r ' . ` ' y~. ~ . . . + r - ~ t. , . ~ t J r ~ t < � � ~ S ~ ~ , a ~ ~ ~c ; ht ~ S ~"~*x`i.> ~ ~ ~x ' ~ ~ z i ~ ~ ~ , Z ~ i `t ~ .L. ' ~ ~ : ~ ~~~x'? ~ ~,~y : - ~Z 1'.. . ~ T '~kS :;:K ~r. > ~ , s "l ~ r~~ < ; e . i ~ D y ~5 ' h~ _ . ' `d v A j ' C~ ~ r.. x` _ , ''s' }t~i ;x,y ' , :a.. ;;?'..'.'xe';, . . , ti't!:u~:;. , ~ ro~ c F. o ' y h t~.. } d ~ ? a .b: ~ , ~f'` 5 ~ kG _ T ~ ~ :4 ~ ~ � ' ~.c~Sk . . 3i bi 3 3 � , � ~ ~ s�is.~e~.~ . . ~'i3E'g ~i.:. , , 4 t : : . ~ 1" : 3 ~ . d ~ , z~ 3 F , : . ~ ( (~a ' . . X 1: I I v { . ~ \ ~ 7fi: 3: _ , . _ + . ~ E4�!: " 'u>~~: . ~ - . ; ~ ; K�.i . =::i! . , . _ I .r`. i, ~ ~ . i:' . , ~ >a:-~ x s a ~SP tg : x s~ < t s~i ~:ae" ~ t ~ ~ t' ! ~ ~ . ~ ~ r~ :v' F ','.~i,~ ..M S ~ ; Y. r :.y~ i ~ ...s~ k . ~ `,l,k`:. 7 * ~ ~h ~ ~ ~i~ ~ r�' . Enrique Gutierrez Achury and his father, Enrique Gutierrez or Eduardo Gutierr?z del Camino or Enrique Cardenas Rueda, the two drug traffickers captured by the DAS. In front of them are the small bags in which they had packed t'~e cocaine. Momezt of Suapense There was one anxious moment before the melodrama was over, when the father - diacovered that one bag remained of the 180 that he had swallowed; fortunately, 32 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 however, the bag eventually made its appearance, but not without some effort. For his part, the son managed to expel, gradually and slowly, the 170 bags that - he had awallowed and that, like hia father's, had been wrapped in aluminum foil to prevent the digestive procesa from diaeolving them. While father and son were recuperating in the DAS jail, the secret agents eearched their houae and found a large number of the surgical glove fingers that they used to bring the drug into the Unitzd States, in addition to the aluminum foil that they wrapped them in, as well as several false passports. As mentioned previously, the two arrested men confesaed thst they had made three prior tripa and used the same method of transportin~ the drug, a method that has cost the lives of several "carriers" when the containers they used diasolved in their stomachs and caused lethal intoxication. - 8743 CSO: 5300 33 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-00850R040340060010-1 . COLOMBIA BAD WEEK FOR TRAFFICKERS ANNOUNCED Bogot~ EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 11 Oct 80 p 10-A [Text~ This past week brought authoritie~ a string of succeases in the battle against drug traffickers operating in this country, as appreciable amounts of cocaine and marihuana were seized, marihuana and coca plantations were _ discovexed and numerous individuals engaged in these criminal activities were apprehended. In Bogota The setbacks for drug traffickers began at Eldorado Airport, when agents of the Antinarcotics Group of the Office of the Attorney General confiscated 2 boxes containing 40 kilograms of cocaine that had arrived on an Avianca flight _ from Leticia and that were not claimed by the interested parties, quite assuredly because [hey suspected that they might be di.scovered. Later, Alberto Pena, who is now in the cuatody of a criminal court judge, was - _ captured near 66th Avenue and 48th Street, driving a Nissan Patrol camper with 20 kilograms of cocaine. Back at Eldorado Airport, customs officials uncovered close Co $1.5 million in cash, whicti was unquestionably for the purchase of narcotics, hidden in several electrical appliances that had been smuggled in. Five Laboratories For its part, the National Police discovered five modern cocaine processing - laboratories at the La Esperanza Estate in the Santa Rita area of Vichada. The owner of the property was reported as Flavio Barney, who was apparently slain in Bogota some time ago during the gangland wars. Ten individuals who were ~ there when police arrived succeeded in fleeing, leaving behind the sophisticated ~ laboratory equipment. Coca Plantation - At "Cano Hondo" in Puerto Rico, Caqueta, the police discovered a 10-hectare coca plantation and arrested four persons whose names were nat released. The plantation was large enough to produce a sizable amount of raw material for cocaine processing. 34 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 Marihuana in Cesar Department In the town of Maria Angola in Cesar Department, F-2 units seized 20 bales of preseed marihuana ready for export and located a marihuana plantation at the _ ~.dge of town large enough to produce 300 arrobas [1 arroba=25 pounds]. Arrested during this operation were Alixio Enrique Rugero, Manuel Gonzalez, Alfoneo Arias Blanco and Jose Campo Uribales. Lastly, in the city of Villavicencio at a reaidence located on 38th Avenue (1Vo 33-A-13), the F-2 confiscated $248,000 in forged currency, which was ' i unquestionably earmarked for eome sort of operation connected with dru~ trafficking. Arrested at the eite were Alfonso Botero, Oscar Hernan, Giraldo Tayron and Jose Duran. 8743 CSO: 5300 i 35 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 - COLOMBIA BRIEFS COCAINr TRAFFICKERS, LABORA.TORIES SEIZED--Units of the Narcotics Group oF the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation captured Alberto Pena early yesterday morning in Bogota, confiscating 20 kg of high quality cocaine from him. He was arrested as he was drl.ving a Nissan Patrol down 67th Avenue towards 48th Street. The drug c~uld Urind in $5 million on the U.S. black market. Separately, personnel from - the same group, in conjunction with the Villavicencio r-2, staged a special opera- tion in the Vichada region and uncovered five cocaine processing laboratories in the _ rural area of Santa Rita. A number of these labo~dtories were foun~ at the La Es- peranza Estate, which was owned by Flavio Barney, the drug trafficker slain by the - underworld in Bogota about a month ago. According to that the atithorities were able to establish, last August these laboratories put out 2,000 kg of cocaine from the raw material brought in from Bolivia and Peru. [Text] [Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish = 1p Oct 80 p 2-A] 8743 DAS RAIDS--Agenta from the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) discovered 5.5 tons of marihuana at an estate in the municipality of San Martin in Pieta Depart- ment. Seized along with the marihuana were two men whose names were not re].eased. The agents also confiscated two trucks and a camper that were used to transport the marihuana. The marihuana was found duly packaged and ready to be shipped; it was hidden ~t the Vistahermosa Estate, which is owned by Luis Duarte Tellez, the DAS r.eported. It was also learned that in another operation the DAS uncovered a 15- hectare marihuana plantation in Cesar. The find was made at the Rio Seco Estate in the municipality of Valledupar, where 120 baies of the drug were also seized. Arrested there were Ismael Iriarte Perez, Arnoldo Turizo Floorez, Uldarico Jose Puello, Sergio Rafael Arias Guerra and Pastor Jose Vasquez Mendoza. [TextJ [Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 6 Oct 80 p 10-A] 8743 PANAMANIAN REGISTRY SHIP SEIZED--Barranquilla, 8 Oct--The naval authorities in this city seized a vessel of Panamanian registry as it was trying to enter the country - with false documents, presumably to pick up a shipment of drugs. According to the sarne source, the visas were drawn up in Panama~ The individuals involved were iden- tified as Earl Green Evans, Jr, an American, and Cartagena residents Manuel Ramon Estrada, Nestor Emilio Totillo (Potilo Lozano), Wilson Rafael Rivadeneira, Marco Fidel Diaz Alvarez, Emaus Medrano, Manuel Lopez Martinez, An~.bel Sena Barona and Celemente Salas Vargas. [TextJ [Bogot-a EL TIEMPO in Spanish 9 Oct 80 p 2-A] 8743 ~ 36 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 GUAVIARE DRiJG RING--Villavicenciu, 8 5ep--A powerful ring of drug traf.fickers was dismantled during a bold operation by the DAS [Administrative Department of SecurityJ Meta section, on the La Esperanza farm in the municipality of San Jose de1 Guaviare ~urisdiction. The regional chief of the DAS, Col Alirio Robaya Arevalo, told EL TIF~IPO that during the operation the authorities seized a la?-g~ amount of maLerials used Eor the processing of cocaine, vehicles and even a light plane, all of whic.h _ are worth 45 million pesos. According to the report, only one person, presumed to be involved, is being held while an investigation is being conducted. The following materials were confiscated: 4 tons of marihuana, 50 cans of fuel, one Cruck and one camper. Also, as the operation was being carried out, a light plane of the 185 type arrived at the clandestine arifield of the La Esperanza farm. , There was one person in the plane from whom an undetermined number of plastic bags were taken; presumably they were to have been used for the packaging of the hallu- cinogen. The DAS communique gives no details about the identity of the onZy person detained nor of the pilot of the small twin-engine plane. All of the ccnfiscated materials were taken to a secure place. In the nea~ future, other details will be released on the bold operation which resulted in the dismantling of the ring, whose exact size is unknown. The marihuana will be burned in the presence of an official J from the Regional Attorney General's Office. [Text] [Bogota EL TIII~iPO in Spanish 9 Sep 80 r 3A] 8143 MARIHUANA FIELD IN GUACHACA--Santa Marta, 4 Sep--A 200-hectare field of marihuana was discovered in the Guachaca district by the "Goes" group of the Santa Marta ; police department. The field was found on a farm in the Don Diego section, Guachaca ; district, on the Caribe Road. Five men were arrested during the oper.ation. They ' were identified as Armando Diaz Martelo, Roberto Berrio Torres, Octavio Rivera Cardenas, Ermides Diaz and Jose Tru~illo. The police conf iscated weapons and ammuni- tion from the prisoners. The marihuana field was burned, while the prisoners were taken to Santa Marta. tText] [Bo~ota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 5 Sep 80 p 1-B] 8143 CSO: 5300 37 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 MEXICO GOVERNMENT S~CRETARIAT REPRESENTATIVE RELEASES JAILED TRAFFICKERS Nuevo Laredo EL MANANA in Spanish 9 Oct 80 Sec B p 10 [Text] The La Loma prison was left almost empty yesterday, when an emp~oyee of the - Secretariat of Government made a surprise and also suspicious visit to that prison and, behind closed doors, after having expelled warden Tomas Pinones Mancillas from - the building, ordered the alleged prerelease freedom of 24 federal convicts tried for drug trafficking, most of whom are regarded as extremely dangerous, as well as one person convicted of fraud. The massive release of traffickers occurred yesterday, after the arrival,�~t 1100 hours,of Marcial Flores Reyes at the prison, claiming to be deputy director of state technical assistance coordinated services, an entity subordinate to the Secretariat ~ of Government, who departed at 1300 hours after giving an order, in writing, for the "pre release freedom" of 24 drug traffickers and a prisoner who had been tried and sentenced for fraud. In order to conceal the suspicious manipulation of the documents relating to the "benefited" prisoners, Marcial Flor~~ categorically ordered that access to the La Loma prison be denied reporters and photographers who had come there on a reportorial mission. According to an official memorandum ~i^~ento Pinones Mancilla~, the pardoned prisoners received the benefits after an analysis of their respective records was made, as specified in the law on minimal standards for social protection of sentenced persons. With the exception of Alberto Cruz Perales, convicted of the crime of fraud, who wi11 - leave the pri~on daily and return at night, all the other benefited prisoners are drug traffickers. EL MANANA managed to obtain a list of the convicts who received the prerelease in different degrees, such as daiiy departure with return ae night, departure with return on weekends, etc. They are: Roberto Pena Reyes, Alberto Cruz Perales, Maria Elena Villarrea.l, Elias Martinez Lopez, Agustin Zamora Crnz, Remigio Garcia Manriquez, Alfon- so Sanchez Medina and Elpidio Garcia Perez. Also cited were Rogelio Chavarria Paredes, Jose Luis Vazquez Uribe, Manuel Angel Olvera Cruz, Ascencion Parrazales Vales, Ramon Rubio Ruiz, Dario Madera Hernandez, Jose Luis Cantu Garcia, Gerardo Baez Salcedo, Gilberto 0lvera Hernandez, Daniel Sanmiguel Hernandez and Rogelio Rodriguez Morales. ~ 38 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 - Unusual benefits were granted to six federal prisoners, because they wer~ released and allowed to return to Cheir places of origin, where they will "appear" at the jails to meet the prdeelease requirements imposed on them. Felipe ~strada Quirarte will be moved to Guadalajara, where he will be at large during the daytime and ~ailed at night; Casimiro Mireles Salazar and Carlos Monroy Vazquez wi1L continue to "serve in Reynosa, Tamaulipas; and Juan Torres Cardenas and Juan Camacho Galindo will continue to serve their sentences in Michoacan, the former in Arteaga, and the latter in Nueva Italia. ~ - Representatives of the news media succeeded in learning Chat Tomas Pinones Mancillas was removed from the prisonybecause he remained outside of the jaiL without permission for access, despite the fact that he was head of it. - Moreover, it was consistently remarked that at any moment many other tr.affickers will - undoubtedly be released; because for a long time mysterious meetings have been under way, behind closed doors, at the La Loma administration office, between Marcial Flores Reyes and individuals who are considered to be powerful czars of the drug traffic who requested meetings with him. ~ 2909 CSO: 5330 39 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 MEXICO OFFICIALS CRITICIZED FOR HANDLING GF PILL TRAFFICKING CASE Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NEGRtiS in Spanish 2 Oct 80 Sec C p 3 [Text] Yesterday morning, police commander Victor M. Garcia informed EL DIARIO about the arrest of a drug addict who was also engaged in distributing Darvon pills among students and adolescents addicted to barbiturates. He ie Rogelio Mendez Dimas, aged 33, a waiter, who was arrested at dawn yesterday in the red light diatrict for inter- fering in police matters. When his belongings were searched to find out whether he " _ was carrying a weapon, a bottle containing Darvon pills was found in his possession. This individual has been identified on several occasions as a distributor of Darvon and other toxic aubstances. When an addict was arrested for questioning by the State J~idicial Police, he claimed that it was Rogelio Mendez who had sold him the Darvon pills. Yesterday, the police commander, Victor M. Garcia, turned this individual`s case over - Co the acting investigative agent of the Public Ministry who, without doubt, wi11 release him for lack of evidence; whereas what he should do is turn him over to the federal court. _ That comment was made in the office of the police coimnander, who was reported to be acting, but who made the mistake uf turning the case over to the acting Public Ministry agent. In any event, the federal entity should intervene, in order to learn who is selling these toxic pills to such distributors, which drug store it is, It is in the red light district that this individual went about seeking possible cus- tomers, even to prostitutes who Darvon pills, a dangerous toxic substance, to hallucinate Che drug addicts. Regelio Mendez was also questioned by the State Judicial Police concerning robberies - - that had been committed. 40 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 A: ` ~�i~~~ , ~ ~ M.. ~ ~ ' ~ ,jn� , ~ 8 . ~ li'.:_ ,i,t ~ ~x r, Rogelio Mendez, a notorious Darvon distributor and addict ~ ~ 2909 CSO: 5330 41 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 MEXICO FEllERAL JUDICIAL POLICE SEIZE PILLS, ARREST TRAFFICKER Nuevo Laredo EL MANANA in Spanish 11 Oct 80 Sec B p 5 [TextJ The Federal Judicial Police seized toxic pills worth over a quarter of a mil- lion pesos on Thursday, and at the same time arrested the presumed drug trafficker, Severo Garcia Carrillo, who made a full confession of his illegal activities. Severo Garcia had in his possession 11,740 toxic pills of the type known as Captagon, and 8,714 of the type called Ionamin. Also confiscated from him was a 1970 Ford pickup truck, with adjusted license plates 8-33-ZNK. The coordinator of the Federal Public Ministry agencies, Carlos Aguilar Garza, report�- ed that he had been informed several weeks ago that the federal agents under orders from group chief Jorge Nunez Mora were on the trail of Severo Garcia, because they had learned that he was engaged in purchasing pills in the interior section of the country and exporting them to the United States. As soon as he was captured, he was questioned. Garcia Carri:llo stated that he had been engaged for several years in the illegal drug trafficking business, but that his "forte" was buying toxic pills in the interior part of the country and selling them - for 10 pesos apiece to differ_ent customers in Laredo, Texas. The individual in custody will be placed at the disposal of the agent of the Federal Public Ministry today, and the latter will take penal action against him for his presumed guilt of committing a crime against health in its various degrees. 42 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300060010-1 f # 4 ~ ' p .v N ~ ~~~z r~~ , t t~ ? ~ ~ ~s ~ s~ ~ t ~ x : ~ ~ i ~.R~~~::'s'~'d ~r' _ i ~ ~ r . yx Y`e`=' R S. k ~ F'~~' ..ri . ' iP~, ~ . , . ~ . r